The Oscars are this weekend, and we here at Blueprint LSAT Prep know you’re probably obsessing about your February LSAT score. Maybe it’s time you take a break, check out some of this year’s nominated films, then obsesses over how well these actors would do if they sat for the exam as the characters they portrayed in their Academy Award-nominated roles.
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In no particular order, here are this year’s Oscar nominees and our LSAT score predictions:
Actor: Matthew McConaughey as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club
I have not seen this film yet, so don’t take anything I say here as a spoiler. That being said, I’m not so sure “Ron” makes it to test day. I know that sounds horrible. I’m not trying to be insensitive, but honestly, this guy is dying NOT dying to go to law school.
What’s his LSAT score? Ron is in no shape to sit through this exam and he’s got more important things to do.
LSAT score: N/A (no show)
Actress: Amy Adams as Sydney Prosser in American Hustle
“Sydney” is great at reading people and she’s got the con game figured out, but is she great at Reading Comprehension and does she have the Logic Games figured out? I think she does! She’s sharp enough to find weakness in the exam and exploit it.
How does she score? It’s hard to trick a trickster. Sydney uses her sly wit to avoid those trap answers. She makes a few mistakes, but in the end, she’s money.
LSAT score: 170
Supporting Actor: Jonah Hill as Donnie Azoff* in The Wolf of Wall Street
LSAC does not drug test, which is good for “Donnie” because he is ayo for yayo.
From what I’ve heard about the cocaine is it’s sort of like Adderall, and from what I’ve heard about Adderall is it’s great for studying. But this dude is mistake prone.
How does he score? Donnie’s test day outfit is going to involve pastels, just putting that out there. He needs multiple bathroom breaks to keep the buzz going, so he rushes through the exam. He’s probably nervous and takes too many Quaaludes.
LSAT score: 158
*Assuming “Donnie” makes it into an ABA accredited law school, he’s never passing the state Bar’s Moral Character Exam. Classic case of should’ve gone to Business school.
Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence as Rosalyn Rosenfield in American Hustle
“Rosalyn” can’t follow simple directions like, “Don’t put metal in the ‘science oven.'” She eavesdrops on conversations and can’t keep her mouth shut, which makes me think she copies off someone during the LSAT, then blabs to the proctor about it.
How does she score? She’s stubborn, careless, but also jobless, so she has plenty of time to take practice exams. Assuming she doesn’t get popped for cheating…
LSAT score: 150
Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze** for Her
If you’ve seen this film then you know “Her” refers to Samantha, a sexy, Scarlett Johansson-voiced artificially intelligent operating system that fits in your ear. Test takers are not permitted to use anything digital or even earplugs. But Samantha is flesh-colored. Spike sneaks her in, sits in the back and covers his ear with his hand.
How does he score? As long as Sam doesn’t begin staring at the infinite spaces between the words of Logical Reasoning questions or leave her human counterpart in the middle of the exam, having “her” is like having the answer key.
LSAT score: 180
**I know Spike is an an actual person, but I thought this film was noteworthy.